The Distinguished Teaching Award, instituted in 1959, is given annually by the Committee on Teaching, a standing committee of the Berkeley division of the Academic Senate. UC Berkeley’s most prestigious award for teaching is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching. Such teaching rises above good teaching: it incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a life-long impact. While acknowledging the fact that the Berkeley faculty comprises many outstanding teachers, the Committee on Teaching is extremely selective in determining the recipients of this award

Ted was one of five recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award. He received this honor at the Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse. A video of recipient profiles is here.

(Credits: UC Berkeley News, UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning)